|Project by Mark Brown||posted 01-25-2015 12:14 AM||5471 views||49 times favorited||10 comments|
With my brother’s help, I was able to finish up a few projects last month. I was fortunate to get a new Sawstop Industrial Cabinet Saw last year and had been wanting to make a few accessories. After getting inspiration from screwge ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/74306 ), I added a sliding extension using 1 1/4” telescoping Aluminum tubes with a Maple runner. The tubing was connected to the saw with eight machine screws. We drilled several holes in the tubing and treaded them using a ¼” tap. I trimmed the screws so they wouldn’t interfere with the inner tubing. I added one long screw and the end of each tube as a stop and also to add additional holding strength if it’s fully extended. The runner is made from maple and attached using 1/2” bolts that screw into a piece of solid aluminum square block that was press-fit into each end. I slotted the holes in the maple runner so that I could raise the height 1/2” if I was using my new crosscut sled and needed additional support. The runner can be extended any length up to 48”.
The design for my crosscut sled came from Shan ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/77527 ). I used Kreg’s 3/4” miter gauge fixture bars and their heavy duty Track. It took me several tries to install the miter bars since the screws were installed from the bottom and there isn’t much room for error. After several attempts, I finally got them spaced correctly by cutting a piece of scrap plywood that was the exact width of the distance between the slots. I installed the first bar just using a square. Then using the plywood spacer I was able to align the second bar. I used the 5-cut method to square the back fence. It works great. I went years without a good crosscut sled. Now that I have one, I don’t know why I waited so long because I use it all the time. It’s also a good rust preventer:), since I just leave it on top of the saw when not in use.
My last project was a storage cart that I could use to store my saw blades and accessories. I wanted to take advantage of the space under the extension wing, but I also needed it to be on rollers to that I could still move my table saw. Once I made that decision, I decided I could also use it as an assembly/clamp table, so I added the Kreg Klamp traks. The top is made from oak butcher block that was left over from another project.
The cabinet is attached using two brackets on the back that are slotted. I added the slots so that I can secure the cabinet (from moving in/out when I open/close the drawers), but still allow the table saw to be jacked-up and moved around (with the cabinet).
I would also like to thank Dan ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49084 ) for the design inspiration.
Thanks for looking.
-- Mark, Pearland Tx